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Build Advice Buy or wait?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by meandmymouth, 21 Nov 2018.

  1. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    For me yes. I think you need to sign up for a forum account and link the account to the forum one. However you may need a certain amount of posts.. Either that or I would get on the blower to OCUK.
     
  2. meandmymouth

    meandmymouth Well-Known Member

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    Scan has got the 2700 for £215.99 now. I really shouldn't...
     
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  3. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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  4. meandmymouth

    meandmymouth Well-Known Member

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    Best and worst part about tomorrow is I have the day off. Some my time to find deals and buy (maybe).
     
  5. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    Faster in multithreaded stuff, slower in games and such. Tough choice!!
     
  6. 23RO_UK

    23RO_UK Hasta Mañana

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    A 2*** Ryzen will spank a Gen one especially in the single thread stakes -


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    That's my 2600X vs a stock 1700 for comparison, as I've previously stated the 2*** series will also clock higher at lower voltages.
     
  7. sandys

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    I wouldn't disregard old gen at all, threadripper is typically slower than Ryzen alternative due to its split die make up but at stock I am at 460 (TR1900X, basically an 1800x with all the IOs :D ) and with 4.15ghz I have 484 single thread, it is all about tuning that memory. Of course that is only as fast as my OC'd 3570k/3770k from yesteryear damn AMDs slow arse IPC :D

    Overclockers had an 1800x for £188 yesterday, bloody bargain, buy that pop it in new 4xx board and you have a nice system.

    A 2600 clocks and boost lower than a 2600X by a few hundred Mhz, so old gen might prove faster in this case unless you like OCing.
     
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  8. meandmymouth

    meandmymouth Well-Known Member

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    It's stuff like that about the 3770k that makes me wonder why I'm even thinking of upgrading.
     
  9. sandys

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    Whilst it is true, this system is such a beast compared to my old Intel setup that was heavily clocked with fast RAM, benchmarks just don't convey the silky smoothness of it all, its awesome, faster memory, faster disc, twice the cores etc. my 3770k just couldn't match it even with 4.7+Ghz (might have been 4.9, I forget now whether my i5 or i7 was the faster chip)

    My z77 was pretty loaded up though 3x GPU, 1NVMe, 4 disk Raid0 etc.
     
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  10. Zoon

    Zoon Hunting Wabbits since the 80s

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  12. adidan

    adidan Avatar is in season. See it while stocks last.

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  13. Zoon

    Zoon Hunting Wabbits since the 80s

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    Crap, didn't scroll down far enough on the mobile view. Still, that's a damned good price for DDR3000 16GB I think?
     
  14. adidan

    adidan Avatar is in season. See it while stocks last.

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    Oh yeah it is.

    Overclockers have team group vulcan 3000mhz for £99. Well, it's 99 if you have free delivery. Not sure how long stuff takes from newegg global?
     
  15. meandmymouth

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    Prime deal on the 2600 didn't last long.
     
  16. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Does Newegg take the VAT (and any applicable Import Tax) at the point of ordering, or just send it with a CN22? 'cos if it's the latter, don't forget Royal Mail's £8 handling charge on top...
     
  17. meandmymouth

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    I think I've missed out now, 2600 on pre order at Scan.
     
  18. TheMadDutchDude

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    He who hesitates... xD
     
  19. meandmymouth

    meandmymouth Well-Known Member

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    It's always easier when the decision is made for you. I still haven't decided on a motherboard as I'm not sure whether to stick with mATX or go ITX.
     
  20. sandys

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    ccl has it for 148 and overclockers.
     

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